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Turning Your Personal Trauma to Personal Growth

by on Monday, September 16th, 2019

Dealing with a traumatic event can be emotionally devastating to live with. As distressing as it is, there can be positive psychological changes that can be considered therapeutic or spiritual. By focusing more on the positive changes that can result from a traumatic event, you will be able to live the rest of your life more easily.

Empathy

People who are exposed to traumatic events like car accidents, serious illness, war deployment, or bereavement can deepen the bonds that we have with our family and friends. You see how much they care about you and support you through this difficult time. You realize that you can trust others to listen, care, and help you. It is also a good test to see if the people in your life are right for you if they cannot be there when you need them the most and are worth keeping.

Opportunities to Help

Going through a traumatic event may inspire you to volunteer or strive for change in opportunities that are related to your trauma. You could be expressing your trauma in an art form like writing poetry, books, or painting. If you have been a victim of rape, you may want to volunteer in a rape crisis organization to help people who are in your shoes. Doing any of these activities can help you feel stronger or more whole as a person. You were in a position before where you were looking for a helping hand or someone who could relate to your experiences. This is your chance now to help others and express your trauma in a way that can help others understand.

Appreciation of LIfe

When you think of the trauma that you endured and figure out that there were those who were not as lucky as you to survive from them, you begin to appreciate life more. Maybe if you were kidnapped, you start to appreciate the simple things around you like taking a walk outside nature or spending time with your loved ones. If you have been abused by your parents as a child, parenthood could show you that you do not want to be like your parents, but to break the cycle and do things differently. Surviving a trauma can give you a second chance at life. Focusing more on the positive personal changes that occur as a result of trauma can help you heal and grow.

Located in Centennial, Colorado, Restoration Therapy works with patients who are struggling with addiction, intimacy disorders, and trauma who are seeking treatment. In order to offer patients a more holistic view on healthy sexuality, Restoration Therapy offers individualized and group therapy, workshops, psycho-educational classes, and more to restore the harm brought on by addiction and intimacy issues. For more information, please call us at (720) 446-6585 as we are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

About Kyle Beard

Chris Simon founded Restorations Therapy Center to help those struggling with sexual addiction to discover health and wholeness for themselves as well as for their marriage and family. The havoc addiction brings is not compartmentalized to one area of life, but influences marriage, family, work, friendship and more. Chris experienced the turmoil of addiction in his own life. Through his own recovery journey, he strives to help others in the throes of addiction to experience the freedom and joy he lives today. Chris received in Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health, working solely with individuals struggling with sexual addiction his entire career. He trained under Dr. Tom Olschner, a psychologist working with sexual addictions for over thirty years, gaining a breadth of experience and knowledge from a renown therapist. A Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) is the only certification in existence for sexual addiction recovery, which Chris has pursued with fervor. You can contact Chris via email at Chris@RestorationsTherapy.com or telephone at (720) 446-6585

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